Orlando loses bid as host city for FIFA 2026 World Cup. Here are the selected cities

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FIFA awarded the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Canada and Mexico back in 2018. Photo by Catherine Ivill (Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Up for consideration with 16 other venues, Orlando lost its bid to be a host city for FIFA’s 2026 World Cup.

FIFA announced the venues it will partner with for the World Cup soccer matches, though Orlando’s Camping World Stadium did not make the cut.

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FIFA brought forth the official listings for its selected venues Thursday, choosing the following host cities:

  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Francisco, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Houston, Texas
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Miami, Florida
  • New York, New Jersey

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by three countries, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The three countries were announced as World Cup hosts back in 2018.

Furthermore, 2026 will mark the first 48-nation World Cup — up from the 32-team format used since 1998 — with 16 groups of three nations.

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